The family announces with great sorrow his death at the General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec on Wednesday June 18, 2003 at the age of 60, he was the beloved husband of Emily Gull.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Anna and William Gull; his sisters Maggie & Daisy Gull; his brothers Teddy & Philip Gull and 2 children.
He is survived by his loving wife,
Emily Gull; daughters Sandra Happyjack (husband Teddy),
Delores Gull of Waswanipi, Julie Pachanos-House & children (husband Ross) of Chisasibi.
Granddaughter Eleanor Gull and his great grandchildren Dawson Gull-Martinhunter and Latrell Gull of Waswanipi.
Dear Brother of Ella Gull of Waswanipi, Irene Gull of Magog, Norman Gull of Ottawa, Ontario, Jacob Gull, Samuel C. Gull, Henry George Gull and Leslie Gull of Waswanipi.
He leaves to mourn many nieces and nephews as well as numerous in laws, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
He will be remembered for his great devotion and service to his family, church and community.
In his years of involvement in the community of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi as Chief for 12 years and as a member of the Council, he was involved in the relocation and the creation of the community and in the implementation of the economic development projects of the community.
He attended the Bishop Horden Memorial Residential School at Moose Factory, Ontario, Shingwauk Residential School, Anna McCrea Public School and the Sir James Dunn Vocational High in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
In Its beginning he was involved with the Grand Council of the Crees and the Cree Regional Authority and is one of the signatories to the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement of 1975.
He was also involved in the development of the Waswanipi community forestry industry and creation of the Nabakatuk Forest Products sawmill. In his years of involvement with Mishtuk Corporation and Nabakatuk Forest Products, he held various executive positions such as President, Vice-President and Director General.
He was a member of the St. Barnabas Anglican Church and held the office of the people’s church warden.
Also Peter has received numerous accomplishment awards both on the local and regional levels. He was nominated for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Under his leadership he received 3 Mishtapew Awards on behalf of the Apit-see-win Cooperative, Nabakatuk Forest Products and Mishtuk Corporation.
The family received friends, community members, business colleagues, members of the Quebec government for his funeral on Saturday June 21, 2003 conducted by the Rev. Barbara Nangle at 10:00 A.M. The burial took place at the cemetery of Chapais, Quebec.
The family wishes to thank the people who expressed their sympathies and sorrow during this time. Also to the many individuals who volunteered during the funeral and supper, truly the family was overwhelmed by your contribution. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1 Tamarack Street, Waswanipi, Quebec JOY 3CO.